I haven’t seriously attempted to wrap my head around who is running in the Victorian council elections, which councils are dominated by one faction or the other, and which seats are in play.This is primarily because the VEC does not publish party affiliations for candidates, and until this year Labor has been sitting out of contesting the elections.
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In yesterday’s post I looked at which Victorian councils were effected by the changes to the ward redistribution process earlier this year. In this post I’m going to look at how the wards changed in the fourteen councils which experienced a change.
Nominations closed yesterday for Victoria’s local government elections. Ballot papers will be sent out by mail in early October, with the votes being counted from October 24.
I’m not across the complexity of who is running so I won’t try and be across the candidates, but what I do now are the ward boundaries.
I launched my guide for the Queensland state election on Tuesday, and as part of that guide I have been compiling a list of candidates running in the election.
Over three hundred candidates have been identified so far, although the list shrunk slightly this week when three Palaszczuk government ministers announced their retirement.
Ben is joined by William Bowe from the Poll Bludger and new guest Michael Maley, formerly of the Australian Electoral Commission, to talk all about redistributions: how they work now, how they used to work and how they have changed over time.
The Queensland state election will be held on October 31, and I have now completed my guide to this election.
This guide features profiles of all 93 electorates. Each profile includes the history of that seat, a description of its geography, and maps and tables showing the results of the 2017 election.
Victorians will soon be voting in local council elections amidst an extended lockdown. While the number of new Covid-19 cases has been dropping, Melburnians will still face a stage 4 lockdown for six more weeks.
Victorian council elections are conducted entirely by post, which will make it easier for people to cast their votes, but the lockdown will make it much harder for candidates to campaign, and give an advantage to those candidates with more money.
Over a week after the Northern Territory election, there are still four seats where the count is extremely close. I thought I might run through these races quickly.
These four seats are Araluen, Barkly, Blain and Namatjira.
Labor has won thirteen seats (including Arnhem and Fong Lim), the CLP has won six (including Braitling, Brennan, Daly and Katherine), and two have been won by independents.